Envy

I cannot believe how insidious envy is.  As we are in a time of learning about the power of our possessions in our life this is particularly clear to us, to me.  We are learning what’s most important and who our money ultimately serves. As you list out how you spend it is startling to…

Just thinking … about agape.

I’ve thought a lot recently about the last decade. How quickly it evaporated.  If you mark your life by major transitions a big one was in 2001 when I quit full-time work at InterVarsity.  In the years since I have grown up — as in separated from my parents emotionally and allowed myself to grow…

god sees me :: a story of hope

God has shown me twice this week, by marking time in my past, to show me how I have changed.  When this happened I was blown away by how much God loves me, something I have long struggled to believe.  And that in and of itself is so sweet.  So good.  I just sat in…

forgiveness: expect miracles

“Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive.” – CS Lewis Forgiveness of grave acts of injustice can feel like an abstract concept to those who have not experienced those acts. ( — PRISM magazine) Sometimes I write, telling parts of my story, in order take what is anything but…

You Change My Dreams (a poem)

All of my life, and even in my dreams I find myself searching. Dream after dream – night after night – year after year I find I am often longing.  Longing for love. Today, as I heard myself once again asking why, I see that you can fill that life long yearning. You are the…